When Fear Overtakes Us

When Fear Overtakes Us

I awakened in the morning with fear in my throat, and found myself trying to swallow the acrid taste of it. There was no immediate cause, but the irrational fear was overtaking my thoughts.  It had probably been building for some time. My husband Bob’s Parkinson’s and...

How to Find Great Friends

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you. -Winnie the Pooh The number one question I receive on college campuses is “how do I make friends”? Friendships are some of the most important relationships in life, aside...

Hidden Things Keep Us Out of Intimacy

I gave my heart to Jesus as a young child. Growing up in a Christian home, I knew that we prayed over our meals and at night before we went to bed. I also knew that if I was in a tough place I could ask God for help, but I didn’t understand how he wanted me to connect...

Girl, Shave Your Legs

Natural light—it illuminates so many things. As I sat in the sun one day, I was mortified to find a patch of hair, far too long for public viewing, growing on the front of my ankle. I was appalled at how many times I would’ve had to miss this spot for it to have grown...

The Gift of Singleness

To be single or not to be single. The apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 7:7 (MSG), “Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some,...